The Director of Marketing and Promotions – Athletics develops and implements plans to increase ticket sales, promotes athletics, coordinates media, implements in-game promotions, and manages community relations efforts. The Director of Marketing and Promotions – Athletics assists with events that relate to the marketing and promotion of athletics. The Director of Marketing and Promotions – Athletics coordinates the billing and collection of all advertising and marketing related agreements.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or a related area.
Experience: At least one year of experience in a responsible position in marketing, promotions, public relations, communications, or a related field is required. Experience in any of these fields at the college/university level is preferred.
Skills: Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Computer literacy, particularly in word processing and using databases, is preferred.
Effort: Occasionally required to lift and carry boxes of promotional material and/or media equipment weighing twenty pounds or more.
Other: The scope of the job frequently requires travel and working at evening and/or weekend activities and attendance at meetings, events, seminars, and workshops.
About Missouri State University
Missouri State University was founded in Springfield in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School. During its early years, the school's primary purpose was the preparation of teachers for the public school systems in southwest Missouri. The School's first name change came in 1919, when it became the Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, reflecting the institution's regional mission. By the mid-1940s, it had expanded beyond teacher education to include instructional programs in the liberal arts and the sciences; as a consequence, in 1945, the Missouri Legislature authorized an official name change to Southwest Missouri State College. In the ensuing decades, with the implementation of more programs at the undergraduate level and the development of a graduate education program, the College became an educationally diverse institution. Recognition of its further growth and development resulted in yet another name change in 1972, to that of Southwest Missouri State University. Finally, on March 17, 2005, the 100th anniversary of Founders' Day, Governor Matt Blunt signed Senate Bill 98, which included changing Southwest Missouri State University's name to Missouri State University. T...oday, Missouri State University is a multipurpose, metropolitan university providing a broad array of instructional, research, and service programs.